… by Luming / from Shanghai, China / MSc Computational Mathematical Finance / PG (2020 Graduate)
Hey, I am Luming and I am going to share my experiences about my MSc life in Edinburgh – when those beautiful, unique memories come back, I feel there is something worth sharing!
Continue reading “MSc Experience: Virtual Placement During a Pandemic…”
… by Clare / from Livingston / MMath Mathematics / 3rd Year (UG)
How to balance committee roles with a maths degree.
What’s crackin’ everyone! Wanna know how to be on the committee of your favourite society and study maths at the same time? Cool, I can tell you all about that… Here are all the steps needed to be a successful committee member AND maths student. Continue reading “Committees vs Calculus…”
… by Joe / from Oxford / MMath Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
Hi! I’m Joe, and my first year as a Mathematics student finished (prematurely) a few weeks ago. Since then I have done a lot of reflecting on my first year at Edinburgh University so I thought I could share these thoughts with you all.
Continue reading “Looking back on my First Year at Edinburgh…”
… by Kevin / from Hong Kong / MSc Computational Applied Mathematics / PG (2019 Graduate)
My name is Kevin, I had completed an undergraduate degree in maths at Warwick before pursuing a Masters in Computational Applied Mathematics at Edinburgh (2018-19). Now I’m doing a PhD in Medical Informatics at the Usher Institute in Edinburgh.
Here are the 10 things I learnt during my MSc programme. Continue reading “Ten Things I Learnt from my MSc…”
… by Rachel / from Isle of Arran / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
A lot of things have changed these past weeks and we’ve had to adjust to working from home and doing all our classes online. (For those of you struggling to work in your rooms I personally find I am more productive working in the hallway than on my bed). However, the harder adjustment is figuring out how to stay entertained and connected with our friends so I thought I would share some of the things my flatmates and I have been doing to make our days a little more interesting. Continue reading “Things to do in Self-Isolation…”
… by Emma / from NJ, USA / BSc Mathematics / 2nd Year (UG)
One of the beauties of being a student in a city is that more often than not, the students become influential in the city. This is certainly the case here in Edinburgh. Back home, as a high school student, I was also able to be quite integrated in the city I went to school in. For instance, I was not only a peer tutor at my high school for math, but I also tutored younger, primary-school students at a local church. So, when I came to Edinburgh, I was ultimately keen for a similar opportunity. Continue reading “Being a Maths Curriculum Ambassador…”
… by Katrina / from Northumberland / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
Before starting university, one of my main concerns was the workload being unmanageable. After around 3 months off for summer I wondered if I even remembered how to schedule my life and manage my time effectively. However, I soon found that the workload could be managed easily and was helped by having weekly deadlines. Continue reading “My Weekly Workload in my First Semester…”
… by Fionnuala / from London / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
I can remember, not that long ago, how nervous I was to start University. I was excited for the new adventure, meeting new friends and trying new things but it was slightly daunting not knowing what the teaching would be like. I understood that it would be completely different to school as that’s what everyone tells you but exactly how- I had no idea. Continue reading “What Contact Hours at University are Really Like…”
… by Harry / from Dalgety Bay / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
As anyone who has dyslexia knows, the special circumstances given to you for having a learning disability is crucial for both the exams you sit and your overall learning. If you are like me, one of my biggest worries in coming to university was losing the special circumstances I get as I would not be able to finish any exam without them. Thankfully the University has an extremely simple system in order for you to obtain the support you need for your studies. Continue reading “Managing Dyslexia at University…”
… by Jaden / from CA, United States / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
You just got back from football practice. Maybe you’ve been playing for a year or almost your entire life. Nonetheless, you love it and that’s what’s important. Regardless of what passions you have, or if you want to discover new ones, it’s natural to have worries about balancing life with studying. In fact, it’s natural to have a bit (or a lot) of anxiety about University in general! However, despite the anxiety you may have, it’s important to know that there’s time for both in University if you play your cards right. Continue reading “Balancing Student Life and Studies…”
… by Peter / from London / MA Economics and Mathematics / 2nd Year (UG)
Hey everyone! Studying Economics and Maths at the University of Edinburgh has been awesome. Meeting new people and making friends, trying new sports and joining societies which interest me: university has lived up to my expectations so far. But part of the package is studying for exams and the exam season really does catch you by surprise. So it’s time to study and I feel it would be useful to share my top locations to study. Continue reading “Time to Study! But where?…”
… by Alex / from Aberdeen / BSc Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
Hello! I’m Alex and I’m a 1st year undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, studying (and loving) Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics. One of my biggest initial worries about going to university was whether or not my admittedly lacking organisational skills would allow me to manage the workload in the much more independent university lifestyle. However, since beginning my studies in Edinburgh, I have found that there are numerous facets of the typical day to day routine that encourage rather than just allow me and others to keep a grip on our studies. Continue reading “Staying on Top of Studies…”
… by Emma / from NJ, USA / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
Each year, the School of Mathematics gives international applicants the opportunity to apply for the Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Maths Scholarship. As a part of the application, applicants are encouraged to discuss why they are essentially seeking the scholarship and how they think it will help them throughout their University career. Continue reading “Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarship: A Student’s Take…”
… by Matthew / from Consett / MMath Mathematics [2nd Year Entry] / 4th Year (UG)
8am: I make an exceptionally uninteresting breakfast, but something to keep me going until lunch. It’s about now that I water my plants if they need it.
9am: I arrive at King’s Buildings. My preferred method of getting to KB is by bicycle but sometimes if the weather is nice, I prefer to walk every now and again. Continue reading “Daily Life of a Mathematics Student (In Pictures)…”